Friday, May 20, 2016

Homeschooling With Felicity Merriman: Happy Birthday, Felicity! Discussion Questions

Below you will find a list of discussion questions that we used while reading Happy Birthday, Felicity! during our Felicity Unit. If you can think of any other questions to add to the list please leave a comment.

Happy Birthday, Felicity! Discussion Questions

1. Felicity's lessons are very different than school today. What are 5 differences that you can list? What are 5 similarities?

2. What is the importance of a drummer int he militia?

3. Was Felicity right to take her guitar to Miss. Manderly's? What would you have done in her situation?

4. Was Felicity right to tell her father what she overheard at Elizabeth's house? Why do you think her family didn't believe her?

5. Isaac says that it would be dangerous for him to be seen out on the streets at night? Why do you think that is? Given the time period what do you think could happen?

6. Felicity's family is on two different sides in the revolution. (Her grandfather is a Loyalist, while her household are Patriots) Do you think that would be difficult for Felicity? Why? Has it ever happened in your family or with your friends? What was it about? How did you deal with it? Do you think it is possible for family to believe different things but still love one another? 

Remember, the above lesson is just a suggestion. You do not have to do it in the exact same way that I did. Take the things you love about it and mold it to fit your educational needs! And, as always, if you use any of our lessons in your classroom, or have an idea that I might like, please share with me! I'd love to see what you do. You can leave your message directly in the comments or send an email to Your story could be shared on the blog! 

do ask that you link back to the blog if you share this lesson plan anywhere else, or provide a link if you share any other blog/person's ideas here. I love sharing ideas and brainstorming, but please give credit where credit is due. 

~Mrs. D

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